The sustainability of New Zealand’s dairy industry is under the spotlight as scientists say current farming systems have reached the limit. 

One hundred and twenty world-leading scientists have met in Christchurch for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a global coalition of scientists and academics to discuss solutions to climate change. 

Lincoln University Associate Professor Anita Wreford says the discussions will provide “positive solutions” on how to improve current farming systems in New Zealand.  

“I’m not saying move away from dairy completely but I think we certainly need to look at other options.

“I think we need a mix of land use, more diversity in our landscapes, different types of products.

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